TPM’s Spectacular September News Update (2022)

Hello Interwebs! Welcome to TPM’s September news update. Read on for Behind-the-scenes stories about our latest projects, like A Blue Star Apart!

Pre-Production Projects

Justin completed pre-production for our new short film: Praxor-5 (AKA A Blue Star Apart). Filming will take place within the next few months (yes, for sure this time).

We’re excited for an opportunity to test our new camera! Our (4-10 year) old equipment required an upgrade– to at least something from this decade– hence some fresh toys for our arsenal. Now we can treat your eyeballs with our crystal clear footage. You’re welcome.

I also developed September’s Sketch: Cobra Kai Sucks. That was supposed to be out by now but, alas, you must wait another few days. Any fans of both Parks and Recreation AND Cobra Kai should enjoy this one.

Production Projects

I didn’t feel like acting on camera this month. So I instead recorded a voice-over and pulled clips from the internet. That made “Cobra Kai Sucks” the easiest sketch I’ve made thus far! I’ll save the contextual stories behind this sketch concept for a future article.

Post-Production Projects

I released “Poker in the Pandemic” bloopers for our Patrons, and edited a rough cut of Ross Poutine bloopers. So I hope our patrons enjoy those! Thank you for your support.



Ryan and I filmed In Defense Karate of The Karate Kid Sequels and the Mad Max episode together. We shot them late, and were tired the whole time. So that led to more rambling and off-topic discussion than usual. I hope our chats are at least a little entertaining for you, either way.

Our second set of episodes for the month were the Cobra Kai review, and a discussion around censorship (AKA “The One That’ll Get Us Cancelled”). Ryan and I are often afraid to get “real” on Close Up for fear our opinions will rile up the internet, or make our future careers more of a struggle. But this time we chose to be more honest, more provocative, and less worried about potential haters. I trust enough of our listeners will actually LISTEN to us and not hear what they wish to hear.

In final Close Up news: Ryan and I spun off the podcast from TPM to its own YouTube channel. Please check it out, if you’ve got time!
I’m sure our Facebook followers will love this change, as Close Up won’t clog up the page’s feed anymore.

Graphic Novels

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I’m sorry I got behind on everything this September (even the Monthly Update). I spent the back half of August sick and unmotivated, JUST when an influx of new media released. It overwhelmed me and I’ve yet to catch up on my reviews. But I hope to get back to theatres and release more consistent (new) blog posts. My podcast and sketch work also faltered. So that’s my bad. I ought to improve my output this October…

This has been TPM’s September news. If you have any questions about what I’ve written today, or have something you’d like to see addressed more in-depth in next month’s update, let me know in the comments. Also, if you have any ideas for future articles, or any general questions, let me know that as well. Be sure to like this article on Facebook and share if you enjoyed!

Till next time,

Joe Morin

By Joseph Morin

Joe's passion for film and entertainment began at 7 years old when his younger brother demanded to watch Duel of the Fates every day for weeks (on DVD). Joe admired the sequence so much, he decided to dedicate his life to film-making and storytelling. He has a degree in Cinema and Media Studies from York University. Joe loves DC superheroes (especially Superman), the first six Star Wars movies, and arguing about media with anyone who will listen.


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